Basically the situation for the release of version 0.5 has not changed: A lot still has to be done, and it’ll take at least 2-3 weeks to complete everything (and those are optimistic estimates). I did make an edit of the snowy background for the town, but it is nothing much. Here’s the list of what needs to be done to release v 0.5:
-Fix bug with 1 of the 45 degree slopes
-Create animated tiles
-Finish 2nd ice cave map
-Make worm-boss map
-Put together town (most of the graphics for the town are done), script town
-Make Carnival Background & finish carnival tileset
-Make Carnival Minigames & graphics too
-Come up with ideas for chapter boss
-Graphics & code for chapter boss
-Testing of new levels
-Various scripting (cutscenes and stuff)
-Modifications for easy mode (that shouldn’t take too long)
So that’s 12 things on the to-do list. It is nice that most of the graphics for these areas are done, and the music.
One of the things on the list that I am having trouble with is the ideas for the chapter boss. I am thinking of maybe a giant snowman type thing (I will try to make it a bigger boss, like the size of omega or something), but I do not know what kind of attacks he should have. If you have any ideas for the boss, feel free to leave a comment.